[BangPypers] MIT moving from Scheme to Python

Pradeep Gowda pradeep at btbytes.com
Thu Mar 26 12:33:00 CET 2009

There is a talk at PyCon on using Python as the first programming
language in undergrad classes.

 I'd linked to this prof's findings on Python earlier:

While it is interesting to know that "MIT" is using Python, we never
got to hear why they are using Python(except maybe Python had better
robot libraries), but Dr. Punch's study has more *data* to support
such an initiative in Indian universities.


On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 7:24 AM, Pradeep Gowda <pradeep at btbytes.com> wrote:
> This course : http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/6-00Fall-2007/CourseHome/index.htm
> replaced this: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/6-001Spring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm
> The assignments are terrific:
> http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/6-00Fall-2007/Assignments/index.htm
> Comments on Hacker news: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=530605
> 2009/3/25 Indrajith K <indrajith.k at gmail.com>:
>> http://blog.snowtide.com/2009/03/24/why-mit-now-uses-python-instead-of-scheme-for-its-undergraduate-cs-program

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